There is a purpose, as they say, for everything in life. When the prime minister announced a lockdown from March 25 onwards, I resolved to contribute to the fight against the global pandemic.
I had obtained a nursing officer ''s degree from Vardhman Mahavir Medical College, Safdarjung Hospital, Delhi, before I joined the film industry to pursue my love for acting.
I had earlier done small roles in movies like Shah Rukh Khan ''s Fan (2016) and Taapsee Pannu ''s Running Shaadi (2017).
I thought my career in cinema was on the right track after its release because I was receiving accolades for my performance.
But the coronavirus crisis made me realise that God had made me get a nursing degree because of this moment.
During the Janata Curfew (March 22), I made a video to create awareness about the need for social distancing.
At the PM ''s bidding, I clanged a thali to express solidarity with doctors and other medical personnel at the forefront of the war against the virus.
I knew that it would not be an easy battle and all the hospitals treating COVID 19 patients might be short of trained medical personnel, so I rushed to Hindu Hriday Samrat Balasahab Thackeray Hospital at Jogeshwari in Mumbai with my degree to offer my services as a nurse.
It was one of the two hospitals which had opened an isolation ward to treat COVID 19 patients at that time.
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